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morality

 [mo-ral´ĭ-te]
accordance with widely shared conventions of right or good conduct that form a stable, but usually incomplete, social consensus; it includes the concept of moral ideals. See also virtue.
principle-based common morality a type of ethical thinking based on premises that are unphilosophical common sense and tradition and come from the morality shared by members of a society. Principle-based theories have an emphasis on obligation and are pluralistic (in contrast to teleological and deontological theories, which are monistic, i.e., have one supreme, absolute principle supporting all other guides in the system). The principles are generally accepted in most types of ethical theory and are what are called “middle level” principles in that they are not the most general principles but are those likely to be acceptable to proponents of different normative theories. This type of thinking has been most influential in bioethics and in nursing.
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A second, crucial argument regarding personal testimony, as utilized in these pro-choice films, is the emphasis on a relational standard of morality which is distinct from the strict, rule-based standard of morality which dominates much of the pro-life strategy.
In any event, I reasoned, the German navy had a higher standard of morality than the other Nazi services.
Blum also questions whether there can ever be one universal standard of morality. Flanagan and Jackson push the idea further, suggesting that not only might the moral ideal simply not exist but that a variety of moral personalities exist and they recommend complete revision of the "attitudes and expectations about underlying moral psychology" (p.
The woman's movement, particularly after the Civil War, made it abundantly clear that they wanted a single standard of morality, one based upon woman's ideals.
The other crucial ingredient is a double standard of morality. People inside the tribe-"us"-deserve better treatment than the people on the outside-"them." When tribalism is described thi >;s way, it's easy to think of illustrations of its deplorable effects-in Northern Ireland, in the Middle East, in The Godfather and Romeo and Juliet.
On page 638: "As both the memoirs [Nixon's and Kissinger's] showed, neither man ever came to grips with the basic vulnerability of their policy: they were operating in a democracy, guided by a constitution, and among a citizenry who held their leaders to a reasonable standard of morality and integrity."
But "charity" depends on a concept of "property," and "property" depends on the concept of "ownership," and "ownership" depends on the standard of morality.
'We challenge him to come out with the names of the prosecutors who are tainted with this despicable reputation in order to clear those who have guarded their character with such high standard of morality and integrity worthy of emulation,' she added.
The men of Phi Delta Theta share a common commitment -- the cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality. Phi Delta Theta has groups at University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, Mercer University, Georgia Southern and University of West Georgia.
They aimed not only to reform "wayward" girls, but also to change male sexual behavior and establish a single standard of morality for both sexes, which they believed would better serve women's interests.
To quote the statement, by '[impugning] a woman's character by the same actions that would otherwise elevate a man's status in society, and to apply a different standard of morality on a female senator's alleged extramarital relations from that of a President's well-known dalliances, [the President allowed a woman] to be boxed in by gender stereotypes and sexist attitudes.'

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